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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Word Filled Wednesday

I cherish this verse and pray that tommorow as I take my son to see the heart Dr. that he will be watching over us. I take comfort in knowing that he will.
want more great cherishable post visit wordfilled wednesday @ 160 Acres Wood

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Layers Clothing Review and Contest (win $25 gift card)

Are you looking to supplement your fall wardrobe or for a whole new wardrobe? The best thing about changing seasons is going shopping. Let me tell you about a wonderful company that offers lots of things I love and I am sure many of you will. The name of this great company is Layers Clothing.

Let me show you a few items that I truly love that Layers Clothing has for sale.

Love this little black dress would be perfect for most anywhere. Dress it up with a necklace or belt and we are ready to travel.

I love this little white shirt as well. Dressy enough to wear to a gathering and looks comfortable enough to wear any where I else I need to go as where.

One of the best parts about Layers Clothing that I love is that they have attractive clothing at attractive prices. For $20 the little Lacy white shirt could be mine. Yeah!!!!!!!!!

Good News: One of Annie's Home readers will win a $25 gift card to Layers Clothing to purchase what their little heart desires.

How to Enter: Have a little fun and go browsing at the Layers Clothing website. Come back here and let me know what you would do if you won the $25 gift card.

Extra Entries:

Contest starts now and will run through September 21, 2009. Please remember to leave name in comment or have on blog and extra entries deserve own comment

This is a house down the street being demolished. A storm that roared through here left it destroyed. Now there is a beautiful trailer where the house sat.

For more outdoors pictures please visit the blog A Southern DayDreamer

Crockpot Chicken and Dumpling


Chicken and Dumpling

1 (3 lb. size) chicken, cut up
1/2 cupchicken broth
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
3 stalks celery, cut in 1 inch pieces
3 small carrots cut into 1 inch pieces
2 cups packaged biscuit mix
3/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon parsley flakes

Wash chicken pieces; cut away excess fat. Place raw chicken pieces in crock with largest bony pieces on bottom. Add bouillon broth; sprinkle chicken with salt, pepper, poultry seasoning. Add celery and carrots on top. Cover. Place crock into outer shell; cook. Cook on Low setting, 8 to 10 hours or High setting 4 to 4 1/2 hours.

Combine biscuit mix, milk, parsley flakes; stir until just moistened. Drop dumpling mixture by spoonfuls (about 8) over steaming chicken; cover, cook on High setting 30 minutes in 3 1/2 quart. (Do not remove the cover during the steaming of the dumplings). Serve immediately - when dumplings are at their best.
My family loves this recipe and I hope you will as well. If you are looking for more great crockpot recipes visit the blog Dining with Debbie

Wordless Wednesday: Shopping for dresses

visit the blog Country Girl City Life for more

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Shabby Apple Review and Giveaway win a dress


I have always loved back to school and you do you know why? Because it always meant new clothes. Moms are often left out of times like this but thanks to Shabby Apple that does not have to be. Shabby Apple wants to offer one of Annie's Home readers the chance to win a beautiful dress. Whether you wear it to the office, out for the night or to church the 90 words per minute dress is extremely cute.

Shabby Apple creates wonderful clothes for every girl of all ages. From the youngest to the plus size woman Shabby Apple will clothe them all. Shabby Apple has wonderful style with personality at reasonable prices. Shabby Apple is also the Couture with a Conscience helping to clothe those that are unable to help their selves.

Just take a look at this beautiful dress that you could have a chance to win. It is the Shabby Apple's 90 Minute Word Per Minute dress.

The Turquoise secretary dress with ruching at the sides to flatter hips and a tie at the neck. The sleeve is at a level perfect for work, church or a family event. The length of the dress is perfect not to revealing but still allows for a bit of a flirt. The dress can be either washed in the washer on delicate or hand washed. Great I personally love this for a dress to look this good yet not have to be professionally cleaned.

Buy the 90 minute dress? It can be purchased from Shabby Apple for $64.

Win: Want a chance to win this great dress? Well then here is what you must do:

Extra Entries:

  • Visit the Shabby Apple and let me know another product that attracts your eye
  • Follow my blog (3 entries)
  • Subscribe to my blog through email (3 entries)
  • subscribe to my blog through readers (2 entries)
  • follow my blog on twitter (2 entries)
  • twitter about the contest (1 entry each tweet limit of 2 a day) place link in comment
  • blog about the contest (5 entries) place link in comment

Contest open to all in Canada and U.S. and ends September 9, 2009. Please remember email in comment or on blog. Extra entries receive their own comment

Boogie Wipes

Its that time of year again. That's right back to school time and a great time for cold and cough time. Why do you think it is that we have so many colds at back to school time? You could answer this question a 100 different ways and quite possibly you would be right on every try. The good news for you is that Boogie Wipes is here to help us make our little ones cold season the most comfortable it can be.

I introduced these little wipes to my daughter many years ago. It seems as if Princess follows the same path as several of my children and hay fever affects her as well. So when I shared these little Boogie Wipes both my daughter and granddaughter were super happy. Boogie Wipes are moist and not dry which allowed easier wiping and less fussing.

The reason the Boogie Wipes are so easy to use is because they are made with saline and actually helps to dissolve the boogies or mucus that are present when the child suffers from cold or allergies. Not to even speak of the times that the little noses get dry because of the winter is cold outside and the artificial heat on the inside. Boogie Wipes offer lots of choices different wipes that include extra soft, grape scent, fresh scent, and magic menthol. The extra menthol helps to open up those extra stuffy noses. Many pediatricians also recommend using Boogie Wipes to be used as an alternative to the dry, hard, scratchy make the nose red tissues.

So you are starting to see why the Boogie Wipes might be preferred over the tissue but your wondering why not just use a baby wipe? Well there are many reasons why you should choose Boogie Wipes over the regular diaper baby wipe. These reasons include:

•Made with Natural Saline to Dissolve Mucus
•Alcohol Free
•Moisturize with Vitamin E, Aloe and Chamomile
•Fun Scents Kids Love
•Gentle Enough for All Ages
•Phthalate & Paraben Free

Wondering where you can find such a great product? Well take a look at this link to see if there is a store near you where you can purchase these wonderful Boogie Wipes or you can order them directly off the Boogie Wipes website.

News About Princess

Guess What Princess has started to stand up and walk around furniture. Yeah for her. I am so happy for her being able to do this. The one thing that she has also started doing is walking around carrying a pail. Many of her aunts and uncles did this as well. They loved to carry around a pail, bucket, basket anything they could put their toys in. So glad that Princess has started doing this one more great thing she follows the family on.
I posted this on the great meme heads or tails that I have not participated in for quite a while where the theme this week is pail or pale.

win a pair of Baby Banz

Win a pair of Baby Banz. The cutest little shades around for the little ones. The blog A Bookworms Diary is hosting a contest where the winner receives a pair of Baby Banz. Contest ends September 17, 2009

Tackle It Tuesday

This week has been and will be quite rushed. My son moves into the dorms, all of my children have started school, and my youngest son is having some health problems. Today I have all ready

  • packed sons clothes to go to college

  • taken youngest son to doctor

  • kids have started school

I must still

  • pack sons other belongings and finish laundry so that all will be done

  • take son to specialist

  • straighten house up

What are you doing today? Do you have a job to tackle? Head over to 5 minutes for mom and

Crazy Adventures in Parenting to join in on the fun

Have a piece of cake

Do you love cake? I do to. I love cake and now we have a chance to win a cake at the Busy Mom Blog. That's right the Busy Mom is hosting contest for Bake Me A Wish Cake. Hurry though because contest ends September 8th. Ironically the day before my birthday. COOL

Heres a chance for 3 extra entries in any or all contest

Here is a great way to get 3 extra entries in every contest. Simply vote for Princess in this online beauty contest and comment on any or all contest that you did just that

Monday, August 17, 2009

Chaka's MMM Sauce

I want to tell you about a terrific sauce that I was lucky enough to find. The sauce I speak of is Chaka's mmm Sauce. Oh it is great. My father in law (who thinks he has seen the best) loved it. I used this sauce one night and invited company over. I wanted to see what all thought about it. Boy were they surprised. I had marinated the meat in a Ziploc baggie overnight and we grilled that and the party was on. In fact the sauce actually made the party come to life.

Chaka's MMM Sauce had meager beginnings starting out in a small California kitchen. The sauce had been one of those great family recipes that everyone loved. You know the kind the sort that you just can't get enough of. Well, that's not even the best part about the wonderful sauce. Let me share with you one of the best parts, the Chaka's MMM Sauce is fat free, sugar free, and dairy free. Nearly everyone who could not enjoy marinades before will and can enjoy Chaka's MMM Sauce. The great marinade is recommended to be used with meat, poultry, fish or veggies. Believe me you will love it from the very first bite.

Chaka himself is a hero of sorts. He resembles Mr. T and preaches about the dangers of drug abuse. In this modern day and time this is a speech that can not be spread out enough. To read all about Chaka's adventures you will have to visit the Chaka's MMM Sauce website.

Recipe lovers don't worry Chaka's MMM Sauce website has plenty of those. Here is one that I found on the website. I tried it and loved it.


- 1-1/2 lbs. lean ground beef

- 1 egg

- 1-4 oz. can mushrooms - drained

- 1-3/8 oz, can sliced olives - drained

- 1 slice of bread - cut into small pieces

- 1/2 cup of "CHAKAS" MMM SAUCE

Mix all the above together.

Put into a loaf pan.

Bake at 350 for approximately 50 minutes.

Do I have your interest yet? Want to test the great Chaka's MMM Sauce for yourself? Then head over to the website where you can order your own choice of sauce or salsa directly from the Chaka's MMM Sauce Website

This recipe has been shared on the blogs:

Shades of blue

This is baby girl in front of McDonalds one day while out shopping with the girls

for more shades of blue visit the blog Smiling Sally

Give It Away Now at Mom Most Traveled

There is a blog carnival going on at the blog The Mom Most Traveled. I thought I would take this time and remind you of all the wonderful contest going on at Annies Home.

Find more great giveaways as well as list your own at the blog Mom Most Traveled

Need some grocery money

If you are like me and the grocery budget seems to be shorter than normal then visit the blog CFO Chief Family Officer and enter to win a $30 Kroger gift card. Cool huh an additional $30 could buy me a lot more of what I want or need. So hurry over because the contest ends
August 24, 2009
Similiar contest also going on at the blog Blessings Abound this contest runs through
August 24, 2009

Not Me Monday

Not Me Monday is a meme hosted by McMama at the blog My Charming Kids

It was not me who was so happy because all of my children are now enrolled in school. I am not a bit sad at the same time. It is not my youngest sons last year in high school or his last year to play football. It is not me who thinks that my children and their friends have grown up too fast.

The college thing is not going great at all. It is not my son who is packed, enrolled, and ready to move into the dorm. I do not feel a bit overwhelmed and I would never continue to stress the points of him doing things for himself. I am not a bit happy that he is going to a wonderful college.

Today is not my daughters first day in college. I did not watch her leave for school and have my heart filled with pride. I am in no way surprised of how much I am realizing she is growing up. It was not this same daughter that worked so hard volunteering at our church back to school bash.

Football practice has been going well and I am not very happy about that. I am not pleased that my son is making wonderful friends as well as respect. I am not a bit happy that he is becoming the young man that he is.

Those are a few of my not me moments. Please visit the blog My Charming Kids to read others or list your own.

Menu Plan Monday 8/17/09

This is back to school week which helps to cut down on the food budget. Both lunch and supper are cut in 1/2.

breakfast this week:

eggs and toast when kids are in school

special breakfast Saturday biscuit and gravy


back to sandwiches

lunch on weekends tuna mac and ramen noodles

supper: main meal of the day

hamburgers, fries, choc chip cookies

turkey roast, potato, corn, fruit

wont be home taking son to college Thursday through Sunday so family will eat what dad has planned

share your menu at the blog I'm An Organized Junkie

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Sunday Stealing

Sunday Stealing originated on WTIT: The Blog authored by Bud Weiser. Here we will steal all types of memes from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent memes. You may have heard of the expression, “honor amongst thieves”. In that age-old tradition, we also have our rules. First, we always credit the blog that we stole it from and we will “fess up” to the blog owner where we stole the meme. We also provide a link to the victim's post. (It's our way of saying "Thanks!") We do sometimes edit the original meme, usually to make it more relevant to our global players, to challenge our players, sometimes to select that meme's best questions, or simply to make it less repetitive from either this new meme or recently asked questions from a prior featured meme. Let's go!

Today we ripped this meme off a blogger known as MelRoXx of the blog Life of a Mean Jean. She explains that she was tagged to do the meme by gaelikaa and she states that it's called The Blame Tara Meme. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go.

Question 1: Who do you think is the hottest movie star?

Adam Sandler

Question 2: Apart from your house and your car, what is the most expensive thing you have ever bought?

college education

Question 3: What is your most treasured memory?

have lots of childhood and my children

Question 4: What is the best gift you’ve ever received as a child?

the bike my grandparents gave me ranks near the top but so don't many other gifts

Question 5: What is the biggest mistake you’ve ever made?

mistake not really but maybe timing was a bit off when I found myself a teenage mom

Question 6: Give four words to describe yourself.

I am the mom

Question 7: What was your highlight or lowlight of 2008?

grand baby being born

Question 8: What was your most embarrassing moment?

lots of these simple ones like phone going off in church, pants falling down etc...

Question 9: Tell something not generally known about yourself.

my favorite food is black olives

Question 10: If you were a comic strip/cartoon character, who would you be?

raggedy ann who else

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